Thursday, April 10, 2008

our journey

There is something beautiful about adversity.

It's as if the clouds get rolled back on our view of God's faithfulness and we
are reminded how completely dependent we are
on Him.

Last week, Wes found these verses in Psalm 119 in the Message
and shared them with me. I liked them so much I made this and
printed it out:

This week, Wes got laid off from work.

On the day we found out, I read this in the book I am currently reading:
"Psalm 124 is an instance of a person who digs deeply into the
trouble and finds there the presence of the God who is on our side.
In the details of the conflict...the majestic greatness
of God becomes revealed. Faith develops out of the most
difficult aspects of our existence, not the easiest. We speak our
words of praise in a world that is hellish... But the content of our
lives is God, not humanity. We are not scavenging in the dark
alleys of the world, poking in its garbage cans for a bare subsistence.
We are traveling in the light, toward God who is rich in mercy and
strong to save...
It is the help we experience, not the hazards we risk, that shapes our days."
-A Long Obedience in the Same Direction
by Eugene Peterson

What else is there to say?


livingpalm said...

just wanted you to know
i am here.

Lula! said...

What else is there to say? Nothing. And you know that's saying A LOT coming from me. We love y'all and we are praying.

Sarah Pomerleau said...

Kaley, thanks for sharing. This rings particularly true for me... it has been one of those trying times of life here but it has been SO good to have our eyes opened more to the awesome God who is always at work!

KochisCorner said...

What about pastor's Dan message on Sunday. Did you guys talk it over before or something? Or did he check your blog and got inspired? :)